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How to Know If You’re Ready To Buy a House
There’s a reason why most people equate buying a home with settling down. Buying a home generally means your life is stable, your job isn’t in danger and you’re probably married or in a serious relationship. If you’ve reached this stage of adulthood, it means you likely have an idea of what you want out […]

How to Treat Yourself This Summer on a Budget [Video]
Welcome back to the collaboration between Mint and Brewing Happiness. I’m Haley, the girl behind Brewing Happiness – a blog about celebrating the small healthy choices we make in our lives, complete with recipes for everybody!  I’m here to give you tips on living a healthy, happy life on a budget.   If you’re lucky, summertime […]

WTFinance: What is Savings?! [Video]
Even the most airtight budget can be caught off guard by unexpected expenses. What do you do when you’re hit with a large bill that needs to be paid immediately? Setting up a savings account and contributing to it regularly can save you a lot of worry down the road. 50/20/30 Budget If you’re not […]

Home Ownership vs Renting As A Minimalist Lifestyle Decision [Video]
When it comes to buying a home or renting, there are many things to consider. While there are tons of resources on the financial implications of both options, I’d like to share my thoughts on buying versus renting from an intentional living and minimalist perspective. The decision to buy or rent is just as much […]

How to Build a Wardrobe for Your First Job After College
Once college is over, the possibilities are endless… but the money in your bank account may not be. When you’re diving straight into the job market from campus life, you may quickly realize you don’t have enough professional clothes to carry you through your first job. Fortunately, you don’t have to break the bank to […]

How to Master Your Credit Utilization Like A Pro
We all know the importance of having a good  credit score. It’s more than just a number – it’s a representation of how reliable of a borrower you are, and how well (or poorly) you manage your debt. And just like your SAT scores back in high school, it can spark judgment. While most people […]

WTFinance: What is Interest?! [Video]
Large purchases don’t come cheap. A TV, speakers and the miles of cables and cords you need to hook everything up can run you a decent amount of money — but if you use your credit card to pay for them, they can end up costing you even more than you bargained for in the […]

8 Money Savings Tips to Pack Your Suitcase Like a Pro [Video]
If you’re trying to save money on travel every single dollar counts, right? You can hone your flight finding abilities or plan an entire trip around an inexpensive country. But one of the best, and often times most overlooked, ways to save money on the road is by packing wisely and carefully choosing your travel […]

Summer BBQ On A Budget: Here’s How To Do It for Under $100 [Video]
Welcome back to the collaboration between Mint and Brewing Happiness. I’m Haley, the girl behind Brewing Happiness – a blog about celebrating the small healthy choices we make in our lives, complete with recipes for everybody!  I’m here to give you tips on living a healthy, happy life on a budget.   This time last year […]

Mint Feature Highlight: New Credit Utilization View
Hi Minters! Kyle here from Mint’s product team. I wanted to share with you one of our newest feature updates that we hope you have already discovered. One of the biggest impacts to your credit score is your credit utilization ratio. That sounds really intimidating, but it’s actually a simple calculation of the total amount […]